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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 2: Introductory Sketches. (search)
the Republican side. As Hickman's name was called and he rose and voted for Pennington, Vallandigham sprang to his feet and, stretching out his right arm toward the Clerk's desk, in a long, resonant drawl that would not be drowned, he shouted: Mr. Clerk, I move that this House do now adjourn! Cries from the Republican side: Sit down! Sit down! Order! Order! You can't interrupt the ballot! Sit down! But Vallandigham went right on. He would not sit down, and he would interrupt the ballot-and he did. Mr. Clerk, I move that this House do now adjourn, especially, sir --both arms now extended, mouth wide open, eyes wide staring-especially, sir, since we have just had Gabriel's last trump, the crack of doom and the day of judgment! I question if anything like it ever occurred in the history of legislative bodies; or if any speech or stroke of daring leadership ever produced such an effect. A yell went up from the entire House-Democrats and Republicans joining in it. There
and as whichever way I rule I suppose the case will go up on exceptions, it will make no difference which way I rule except to myself. If you will consent, I will reverse the decision and have the jury give the verdict for the plaintiff, no business having intervened since. The counsel seemed surprised, but consented. This comforting thought passed through my mind: If you do not admit me now, judge, I will tell on you. That thought was an unworthy one. The next thing that he said was: Mr. Clerk, Mr. Butler was. examined by me for admission to the bar, and you can administer the oath and enter his name on the rolls. It is due him to say that the matter of my ruling came up in the course of his examination, and his suggestions led me to examine the matter further, and change my ruling. He was one of the few judges I have known who was big enough to do such a telling as that. From that day to the day of his death we were fast friends. If any one should desire to see the case,
in good stead. One of his first cases being called in court, he said in the usual way: Let notice be given! In what paper? asked the aged clerk of the court, a strenuous Whig. In the Lowell Advertiser, was the reply. Now, the Advertiser, being a Jackson paper, was never mentioned in a Middlesex court; and of its mere existence few there present would confess a knowledge. The Lowell Advertiser? said the clerk, with disdainful nonchalance, I don't know such a paper. Pray, Mr. Clerk, said the lawyer, do not interrupt the proceedings of the court; for if you begin to tell us what you don't know, there will be no time for anything else. He was always prompt with a retort of this kind. So, at a later day, when he was cross-questioning a witness in not the most respectful manner, and the counsel interposing, reminding him that the witness was a professor in Harvard College, he instantly replied: I am aware of it, your honor; we hung one of them the other day. I tr
358-62. Chickamauga (warship), 222, 237. Chicora (ironclad), 172. Chilton, Col. R. H., 107, 430. Choppin, Dr., Sam, 60. Christians, 157. Churchill, General, 457. Civil Rights Bill, 614. Claiborne, Major J. H., 569. Report on commissary after Lee's surrender, 578-79. Clare, Patrick, 201. Clarence (brig), 219, 237. Clark, General, 44, 46. Clay, —, Member of Confederate peace commission, 517. C. C., imprisonment, 597. Cleburne, General, 37, 360, 361. Death, 489. Clerk's Battalion, 424-25. Clifton (gunboat), 196, 197, 199, 200. Cobb, General, Howell, 71, 100, 131, 355, 418, 479, 481, 497-98, 505. Cockerell, General, 334, 343. Cohn, Levi, 414-15. Colburn, Colonel, 356. Cold Harbor, Battle of, 441-42. Colston, General, 103, 131, 302. Comay, Capt. S. O., 183. Confederate States of America. Combinations of insurrectionists, 2, 11. Measures taken by U. S. Government against, 2, 4-5. Effort to supply a navy, 9. Belligerent recognition, 10. Inc
ouncil. --The monthly meeting of the City Council was held last evening. The following members were in attendance; Messrs. Saunders, Grattan, Denoon, Haskins, Crutchfield, Wynne, Epps, Griffin, Hill, and Glazebrook. Sundry petitions were presented and referred to the appropriate committees. A communication from Col. Charles Dimmock to Mr. Thos. H. Wynne, urging the necessity of arming the batteries, was referred to the Committee on Defences. A letter from Thomas Lawson, Esq. Clerk and Chamberlain of the Council for six years past, tendering his resignation, in consequence of declining health, was read. Mr. Lawson says: "When an officer knows that he is physically unable to discharge the duties of his office, and when he believes, as I do in my case, that he will never again be able to do so satisfactorily to himself, I think that it is his duty to resign at once, and accordingly I do now resign said office, the resignation to take effect from this date.
The Knoxville Register states that on Monday, the 6th inst., being County Court day, thirty-two of the justices for Knox county voluntarily took the oath to support the Constitution of the Confederate States,--Thomas Rodgers, the only other justice in attendance, (seven being absent,) resigned. The Judge Clerk, Trustees, Deputy Sheriff and Deputy Register, also took the oath.
y Mr. Sparrow off are a resolution providing, with the assent of the House, that both bodies adjourn sins dis on Monday, April 6th, at 2 o'clock, P. M.-- Mr. Wigfall was opposed to fixing a day, as it induced hasty legislation, Mr. Sparrow was willing to postpone consideration until Monday. Mr. Wigfall thought the Senator not fear that Congress would stay any longer then duty required them, the expenses of members being greater than their pay. The object now was to clear the calendar. Mr. Clerk thought that the Tex bill should be disposed of before any motion to adjourn was considered. Laid over until Monday. The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill to establish a court for the investigation of claims against the Government of the Confederate States, the pending question being on the adoption of the amendment of Mr. Semmes of to the 2d section, limiting the jurisdiction of the court to claims. "founded upon any law of Congress, or upon any regulation of an executiv
Congressional Summary. In the Senate Thursday, nothing of Experience was done in open session. On Friday. Mr. Clerk, of Form ved to take us the House bill to amount the act providing for the transfer of soldiers in a regiment from any State of the Confederacy other also their own to regiments from their own State. After a lengthy , the motion to take up and consider was -- 9, nays. 12. The at of the House to the bill amending the impressment Act was concurred in the amendment to the bill concurring the pay of detailed soldiers. The Senate bill to provide, for dropping officers of the army who may be without leave, was The bill to confederal's the interest of alien enemies in telegraph sizes was indefinitely postponed. but a modern to reconsider was ponding which the Senate went into secret session. In the Mouse, the bill relative to conscripting foreigners was taken up when the House resolves into secret session for its
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee army Police System--Gen. Morgan's plans Betrayed. (search)
Also, how many gunboats there were here, and whether they lay above or below the railroad bridge. He said for me to get all the information I could of the movements, location and number of the army. Monday night I stayed at Mr. Bradford's, five miles the other side of Liberty; next night stayed at widow Buchan's, five miles beyond Lebanon; next stayed two miles this side of Green Hill; and the next day, (Thursday,) came to Nashville. While I was in the General's office at McMinnville, Colonel Clerk, commanding Duke's brigade, came in and asked the General if the troops could be paid off before going into Kentucky. Morgan said they could be paid. He asked the Colonel if he wanted any money. The Colonel said yes, that he wanted commutation for fifty days. In marching they do not issue rations. Heard Major Steel say that the command would be at Sparts in the morning.--Learned from officers at McMinnville that there were near 25,000 troops at Tullabours, that they were fortifying t